Anisha Thomas, Baltimore City Health Department

Anisha's Fellowship:

Anisha will be working for the Deputy Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department in the Division of Youth Wellness & Community Health. She will work with the administration to partner with other organizations and agencies to implement and execute fact-based health initiatives through-out the city. This involves working on special projects around maternal and child health, school health, chronic disease prevention, youth violence and environmental health. 


Anisha was born in Canada and grew up between Toronto and San Fransisco. She completed her Bachelor's at the University of Toronto and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas. Anisha's commitment to service spans from being a Director at the Centre for Women and Trans People in Toronto to launching a successful Disability Studies campaign, ensuring tenure and funding for Disability Studies faculty and a Minor Program at the University of Toronto. Anisha has previously worked for the legal departments of Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, HR Block, and the Maryland Transit Administration. 

Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?  

Baltimore has a lot of the amenities of a big city with small-town charm. The people here have so much to offer and when I moved here, I immediately felt like I was finally home. 

What's one surprising fact about yourself?  

I love music and play piano, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet.

Go-to snack? 

Chocolate-covered pretzels!